The Old Mill at Deskford is a very impressive detached house sitting in a charming and easily accessible rural setting to the south of the popular village of Cullen, an historic coastal town located between the rivers Deveron and ...
The Old Mill at Deskford is a very impressive detached house sitting in a charming and easily accessible rural setting to the south of the popular village of Cullen, an historic coastal town located between the rivers Deveron and Spey on the Moray coastline. Moray is renowned as being one of the sunniest and driest counties in Scotland and it has a wide range of excellent places to stay, eat and shop. The county is famed for its breathtaking scenery, long sandy beaches and wildlife and offers wonderful leisure and recreational opportunities. There are many golf courses accessible within a short drive, whilst the county also offers superb Salmon and Trout fishing including the highly acclaimed Rivers Spey, Deveron and Findhorn. A popular tourist area, local attractions in Moray also include The Whisky Trail, The Speyside Way, Cairngorm National Park, together with many ancient monuments, castles, buildings and villages of historical significance.
Cullen (about 5 miles) has a rich and diverse range of services and amenities and is becoming a haven for arts, cultural and social events, antique centres, independent vintage shops and an architectural salvage yard. The town has a unique charm with good day to day amenities including a deli, bistro and coffee shops. The village has a strong feeling of community with many amenities to support a variety of interests. There are well-established sporting clubs including a private tennis and bowling club, an 18-hole links golf course, football, badminton and many diverse craft and art groups. The town has a playgroup, nursery and well respected primary school. Secondary schooling can be found at Buckie High (zoned catchment area) Keith Grammar or Milnes High School in nearby Fochabers. Cullen is also served by a post office, medical centre and Community Centre / Library. Elgin and Aberdeen are both within easy commuting distance whilst train stations at Keith and Elgin provide direct links to Aberdeen and Inverness. Elgin also offers major supermarkets, a library, a good selection of independent shops, sporting and recreational facilities. Aberdeen provides all of the facilities expected from a modern and prosperous city, with an excellent selection of shopping, retail parks and associated services, rail links and airport.
On the site of a former mill at the heart of the rolling Moray countryside, The Old Mill is an exemplary detached house which was completed in 2014 using some of the original stonework to create what is now a stunning modern home. Flexible and very well appointed accommodation is provided over one and a half storeys. Accessed from the gravelled courtyard, on the ground floor, a spacious vestibule leads to an open plan hallway and kitchen. This dual aspect room has high quality wall and floor units with various integrated appliances and a Leisure Range cooker. From here stairs lead down to a magnificent triple aspect sitting room with a wood burning stove, full height ceiling, large picture windows and French doors leading to the garden. From the hall, a passage leads to a generously sized family bathroom and on to a 3rd bedroom, and a master suite with a bedroom with excellent built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. On the first floor, a further bedroom has large velux windows which look out over open countryside and an en suite shower room whilst opposite is a large walk in attic room which offers considerable scope to further extend the accommodation (subject to obtaining all necessary consents).
The house appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout. It is particularly energy efficient, being double glazed, well insulated and benefitting from solar thermal panels and a zoned oil fired central heating system with under floor heating on the ground floor.
Outside, the garden is no less impressive than the house. Extending to a little under an acre or thereby, the garden includes areas of lawn, a delightful burn and well stocked beds and borders which are connected by a series of wood chipped footpaths and bridges. Ample parking for several vehicles is provided on a graveled driveway.
Located opposite the house is a superb L shaped traditional steading. Constructed of stone, the steading has also been improved in recent years and includes a large garage, workshop, stables and a games room. This building would be ideal for those looking to establish a business from home, studio or similar and has potential for development into three separate dwellings (subject to obtaining all necessary consents) with floor plans previously drawn up for this purpose, as well as ones to extend the house from the southern gable and creating additional accommodation in the attic room but which have not been submitted formally to the planners.